On East King Street in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania stands a 125 year-old Georgian-style building that became the first Charles F. Snyder funeral home location. In the 65 years since opening our doors, this former Snyder family residence has seen some renovations that have added space and updated amenities to the historic Lancaster, PA property.
While it still retains its colonial identity and sense of old-world charm, the facility has become a modern funeral home in many ways. Two large non-denominational chapel rooms, decorated in a classic Williamsburg style, can accommodate large services. Additionally there are numerous rooms available for casual family gatherings or privacy.
Music, photo slideshows, guest video tributes and video recording for those unable to travel are all available at services held at our downtown Lancaster funeral home. We can also provide arrangements for vision and hearing-impaired guests.
The property is handicap-accessible, and our large parking lot provides convenient off-street parking.
Standing in the center of Penn Square always reminds me that I call downtown Lancaster my home. I grew up four blocks from the square, walked to school at St. Anthony's, and played sports at the Boys Club. My first job, my first home (where I raised my two children) and the business I operate are all within minutes of William Penn's statue. I love the diversity of the city and am truly blessed to live and work here. — Charles F. “Chip” Snyder, Jr. Owner, Licensed Funeral Director
Our four funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.